by Rob Williams on August 16, 2006 in Memory
If you are in the market for a memory kit that offers great overclocking ability along with an ideal price, then G. Skill may have you covered. Equipped with the amazing Micron GMH chips, these modules have some pushing power.
Sandra is by far my favorite memory benchmark, so I always begin with it first. Not only does it offer a standard bandwidth test, it also allows you to get the CPU out of the picture and receive unbuffered results also. For those of you interested, you can see our specific unbuffered settings here.
Interestingly enough, G. Skills kit won almost every round here. Even more noteworthy, is that while the lower speeds had a wider degree of separation, as we got higher they results got closer.
We have the same results here, although the VX2 did overtake the G. Skill in the end. It goes to show the potential this kit has to take on and even surpass the VX2 in some cases!
From the smack dab center of Canada, we have the creation of Everest. This is a great benchmarking tool for stressing both your memory CPU. The only downside is that the results can sometimes change drastically in between new versions. We are using version 3.01.652 for our testing.
While the differences between these two kits of memory were evident in our Sandra runs, they are even tighter results here.
Even comparing the latencies is rather useless… they are both so close and exactly what we would expect for the given speeds.